I think it’s part of my optimist view, but I’ve always loved Mondays. It’s the fresh start of a new week and the day to plan for the short term, of the days ahead. Yesterday I posted my goals for 2013 and that gives me a little bit to base my short term goals on. I won’t go into details, but even now when I’m not working, I still look at the week ahead on Monday morning with the same enthusiasm I always have.
Another thing that makes Monday great is joining Heather at Acting Balanced and Wayne at Touristic for the Monday Quiz About Me!
1. What is your favorite animal?
I guess it wouldn’t be right if I said anything but cats! Specifically my favorites are Kaline and Carla and any other cats that have been in my life or will be. But I’d be remiss not to mention Missy, the Collie that was mine between the ages of 12 and 22. Missy was the family dog. My parents got her to protect my brother and me, but if Dave and I got into a tussle, she whined and made the choice to jump on Dave to break it up. I was her favorite. Hehe.
But domestic animals aside, because they are almost human in the way they are part of our families, I’d have to say my favorite animal is the squirrel. I’ve loved squirrels as long as I remember. I used to feed them when we camped. We camped in the fall after the squirrels in the camp grounds had spent a summer with humans and I could sit on a bench in an empty campsite with a bag of peanuts and holding one and being very still and quiet, the squirrels would take a peanut right out of my hand. My grandfather always worried that they’d be taking me to emergency for a rabies shot when I got bit, but that never happened. I still love squirrels and if there’s an opportunity, I’ll feed them, but my adult brain knows that just maybe I got lucky in the trust I got with the state park squirrels when I was a child and I really don’t even have the desire to try to feed them out of my hand now.
2. What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is my me-quote. “I cannot control things that happen to me, but I'm the only one that controls how I react to things that happen to me.”
3. What is the one trait that you have that definitely comes from one of your parents?
Easy; I am stubbornly independent like my mom was! David says “Why didn’t you ask me to do that?” as often, maybe more, than my dad did. I’m also a bit of a lovable cheat at board games like Pop. By cheat I mean I will very obviously do an attempted cheat for a laugh.
4. If you had a choice between going to a tropical island or a ski resort which would you choose and why?
Another easy one – ANYTHING but something cold; tropics here I come!
And don't forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!
5. Do you watch the Super Bowl? If yes do you watch it for the football, the commercials or just to be with fiends at a Super Bowl gathering?
I watch the Super Bowl pretty much every year. I watch it for the football and the commercials although I admit that I’ll take bathroom breaks at the beginning of a drive rather than during the commercials or wait until halftime.